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Sterling Marlin

Wimmer, Marlin replace Wallace in No. 78 car

This is just a guess. Since it appears G*** has not given Sterling his release yet...why? we have no clue...he may not have signed a contract with FR yet. The lawyers are still working on the original G*** contract. Sterling may simply have consented to help the team out. Maybe even at Kenny's request. Makes as much sense as anything else I've heard lately. The man wants to drive. I just want to see him happy...and this could just be a stop-gap measure for him. He has said he will run the rest of the COT races for FR this season. Perhaps on a race-by race basis, it won't be jeopardizing his contract with G***.  (Aug 25, 2007 | post #10)

Sterling Marlin

Kyle Petty stunned by firing of Marlin, Nemechek

I don't think I've ever quite read such a negative thread. Whatever happened to just being a driver's fan???1686  (Aug 25, 2007 | post #32)

Sterling Marlin

Sterling & Coors reunited for a farewell tour?

Kinda figured you were!  (Aug 7, 2007 | post #15)

Sterling Marlin

Sterling & Coors reunited for a farewell tour?

Kinda figured you were!  (Aug 7, 2007 | post #14)

Sterling Marlin

Sterling & Coors reunited for a farewell tour?

We don't necessarily forget the bad...but we're hopeful by nature. Sterling was shafted by Chip Ganassi...not Coors. Although Chip's very masterful spin made it seem like Coors was to blame. To this day, I'm thankful SCENE didn't print my letter to Coors, but I did boycott them [my 12-pack a month really hurt them, I'm sure!]. I switched to Busch, and found that I actually like it better than my old Coors Original fave. And all of us in the fan club have uttered every single epithet we could possibly get away with regarding Booby G***. What he did to Sterling & Joe, though, is nothing compared to what he did to those 120 poor young families who had thought they'd found the job of their dreams. Sterling will be back...this year. I understand his contract dispute...not the money owed...has been settled,and he's free to take whatever ride he likes, when he likes, without negating his contract. I'm praying he will do exactly that within the next few weeks! By the way, for those who didn't know, Coors was the very first to call Sterling and offer their condolences when he was kicked to the curb and left to fend for himself. No spin, there. That came straight from Sterling.  (Aug 6, 2007 | post #10)

Sterling Marlin

Team owner Bobby Ginn tells Sirius listeners his reasons ...

Ginn did not make a mistake. He simply showed his true colors when things started going sour. Sterling trusted him and got shafted for it. I wrote Booby Ginn a rather interesting e-mail this afternoon...since the Admin on our official fan club site asked us to keep it civil. Chances are, Booby will never see any of the messages he's received,but I sure hope his computer system is extra heavy duty! Sterling will be back. His friends in the Garage will see to that. Nothing gets him down for long...and he has unfinished business.  (Jul 21, 2007 | post #5)

Sterling Marlin

Bristol, Baby!!!

Naturally, I'm pulling for Sterling to have a great finish at his home track tomorrow. He has a terrific team. He has the heart and the horses, and he loves to race this track. Go get 'em, Sterling!!! Here's to a safe race for everyone's driver. Let's have fun out there...or in your living room...wherever you happen to be!  (Mar 24, 2007 | post #1)

Sterling Marlin

Cut Tire Relegates Marlin to Disappointing California Finish

Yep...what Christine said!!! And thanks for the compliment, but my comments come straight from the heart to my fingers. The man darn near snatched that pole away from Ganassi yesterday, only seconds after I'd said,"Wouldn' t it be great if...?" I was so happy, I thought I might even shed a tear or three! Now he has just TWO to race his way into. And the camera time will come,Christine. Way to go, Sterling! Who loves ya,baby??  (Mar 10, 2007 | post #4)

Sterling Marlin

Newman doesn't split hairs in expressing his opinion abou...

And what a great qualifier he's turned out to be! GO GINN...GO STERLING!!!  (Mar 10, 2007 | post #73)

Sterling Marlin

Newman doesn't split hairs in expressing his opinion abou...

Well, he is an open-wheel driver. Over there it was survival of the noisiest,and teammates were never friends, just fellow commodities. In NASCAR there are close friendships among the drivers,especially the older ones. It's the complete reverse in IRL. He'll learn.  (Mar 8, 2007 | post #71)

Sterling Marlin

Newman doesn't split hairs in expressing his opinion abou...

I no longer follow open-wheel racing...just NASCAR. But, 'back in the day' it was Rick Mears. My husband liked Mario and I liked A.J....made for some interesting race-day conversations! Now,I'm curious about Juan Pablo. He's gonna be a star,but if he can't learn to curb his arrogance, his new peers are going to take him to school. Confidence is one thing. Any successful athlete needs tons of that...with just a pinch of arrogance. But when he knocked Scott out of contention Sunday,he didn't even try to sound sincere in his apology. Pruett, however, sounded very sincere in his criticism of JP's driving style! heehee. I do not like Chip Ganassi, for reasons many of you will understand, but I pull for, or against, a driver regardless of whom he works for. It'll be fun watching Juan Pablo develop...especial ly if he starts thinking he's God's gift to NASCAR. That sure won't last long!  (Mar 8, 2007 | post #69)

Sterling Marlin

Cut Tire Relegates Marlin to Disappointing California Finish

The names of the games have become "Run Over Sterling" or "Watch Sterling's Car Let Him Down". Again. We're only 2 races in,Kathy. He's not only gonna be fine, but he's gonna have a terrific year. And if he didn't believe that...well...ther e's always a way to get out of a contract. I see him fulfilling this final year contract and doing it in style. GO, STERLING!!!  (Mar 4, 2007 | post #2)

Terry Labonte

Drivers do high-speed shuffle toward NASCAR

Renee, dear, I guess you didn't get my subtle sarcasm. Show me the "class" in Michael's trying to cheat the system...and then lying about it. Not only did he boldly allow that 'substance' to be introduced into his own carburetor, he acted like an idiot when confronted. He couldn't make eye-contact and all he did was mumble something about not knowing where it came from. Then...he blamed someone anonymous for unauthorized tampering. Certainly,we all know how Michael holds NASCAR in such high regard,and have heard him say many times that if you cheat you're gonna get caught Does all this sound like sour grapes? Heck, NO. I've been a Michael Waltrip fan for almost ten years. It might take that long again for me to rebuild the respect I no longer have for him. Stupid, stupid, stupid. He sure brought his new team,long time sponsor and new car supplier the publicity they really needed. Or was that notoriety? Mr. Clean has been smudged,Renee. It's going to take quite awhile to spiffy him up again.  (Mar 3, 2007 | post #13)

Terry Labonte

Conspiracy Theory-Did Hendrick cheat Terry Labonte?

When I heard that Terry was relegated to 'scuffing tires' at Homestead in 2005, I could almost see the guys in the booth looking at each other with bared teeth. One of them,I don't remember which one now, sounded like he couldn't believe his eyes. I was floored. Terry was always a team player,a concept that's going the way of the "stock" car,and no doubt it didn't bother him...at least I hope it didn't. It sure botherd me. And we really don't know for sure what transpired between him and HMS when he decided to run a partial schedule. I like to think that Terry was pleased with the chance to run that final two years like he did,rather than go out cold turkey. He had a good relationship with Rick Hendrick,and I think it was more of a favor to Hendrick than a choice of his own. Terry had nothing left to prove to himself. He was ready to go. That being said,it only made sense that a part-time team wouldn't be given top-notch equipment. But Terry never had the luxury of working full time with a crew he never really got to know. He said that, himself. Terry went out the way he wanted to. There will always be those who question that. Terry was a champion. He was a proud man with strong convictions. He'd never have allowed himself to be used and taken advantage of. He had a wonderful career and he's healthy & happy. He has a terrific family and a bright future,and although I miss him with all my heart,I'm happy for him. There never will be another Terry Labonte,and that's as it should be. He was special. Terry, thank you for giving us so much. You left us a legacy to be proud of.  (Mar 3, 2007 | post #15)

Sterling Marlin

Newman doesn't split hairs in expressing his opinion abou...

NASCAR12...if overlap did take place,and you thought you were on the Ryan Newman forum,I sincerely apologize. Enjoy the season,and for your sake, I hope Ryan does well and stays safe.  (Mar 3, 2007 | post #66)

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